Walter Ufer

A Singer

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches

ESTIMATE: $50,000.00 - $75,000.00

Signed upper right

Titled and signed verso

Additional Information

J.N. Bartfield Galleries, New York, New York
Christie’s, Los Angeles, California, 2001
Private collection, Idaho

Like all the Taos Society of Artists members, Walter Ufer alternated fairly frequently between outdoor paintings with multiple subjects and more intimate indoor scenes with a single figure. Many of Ufer’s single figures are often holding drums or other instruments, as is the case here for A Singer. In Taos: A Painter’s Dream, Patricia Janis Broder writes, “Walter Ufer was both romantic poet and social critic, and his Taos paintings express his basic philosophy and outlook on life. He loved the beauty of the natural world and valued all forms of artistic creation. Above all, he was a humanitarian, a believer in the dignity and basic rights of the individual.”


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